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had equivalent power and you have things like michael bloomberg saying i will spend money, the same money the nra is spending. the pressure is different and i think the democrats and republicans who sort of have been in the nra camp are feeling pressure they never felt before. the nra doesn't have the power they used to. by the way, they didn't do that well. the candidates they supported during the election, their margin wasn't very good. >> and reading lapierre's comments, they weren't necessarily as incendiary when he really defended the rights of people -- the message is the same but the way he's saying is a little more subdued. >> it goes to our point here, they are under pressure. they are at attack with president obama with the security of his daughters back fired horribly. the audience is the hard core ar-15 owner, it's those in the middle that support gun rights but support gun safety and oppose crime. i think again, there is some pressure here on the nra to put more of a foot forward that can appeal to people beyond their core membership. >> let me bring in kentucky congres
co-founded by new york city's mayor michael bloomberg. i want to play a little clip of that ad. >> 20 heart broken families, i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> i think a lot of people will be shocked to know there has been 11 mass shootings since tucson and so many of us who were there and covered it well thought, one of their own was shot something will change. do you think newtown will be the impetus for change? >> most definitely. the president was met with vice president biden and they are working on a plan and i'm very very confident that something will be done. >> i know you've been following what mayor bloomberg was doing and he was on "morning joe" to talk about his efforts to ban assault weapons. >> nobody is trying to take away your gun or take away your right to go hunting or target shooting or have protection in your home. simply they are trying to have reasonable things so people aren't k
to this jewish. so there's a great chance to do things and one of them is common sense. >> new york's michael bloomberg, long-time gun control advocate. he'll be speaking at your convention tomorrow. let me see what he said about the challenge ahead. >> the hard work begins now. you don't force congress to act, you convince congress that it's in this country's interest. and i think most congress people and most senators will be responsive. >> you also say the conversation that's going on in the rest of the country is different from what you hear in washington and yet the nra is very interconnected to people out in the country, they have a tremendous successful network of getting people to act and they s said they're gearing up for the fight of the century. >> if you really want to talk about lobbying groups, i'll tell you a lobbying group. the sad fact of the matter is, in every congressional district in this country there's at least one, and sadly many people who have been involved in gun violence. the nra has many members, i have no argument with them. i have a challenge with the leadership
do. >>> outspoken gun control advocate michael bloomberg, the mayor of new york will address the u.s. conference of mayors in just a couple of hours. on the first day of their gathering, vice president biden gave the mayors a pep talk. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we're going to take it beyond that. we're going to take it to the american people. we're going to go around the country making our case and we're going to let the voices -- the voice of the american people be heard. >> meantime, that controversial nra ad that cites the obama children gets four pinnoccios from the washington post. and it didn't fair any better with governor chris christie. >> to use that somehow, to make a political point i think is reprehensible. i think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. they don't deserve to be there. and i think for any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe. >> let's bring in republican strategist and former santorum -- good morning, gentlemen, happy friday. >> good morning. >> good morni
that up. new york city mayor michael bloomberg made a $350 million gift to his alma mater on sunday. over the last 40 years, bloomberg has given $1.1 billion to johns hopkins university. there you go. these old pictures we dug up for you given to us by the college showed what the mayor looked like as a college student. this latest donation makes bloomberg the most generous liing donor to any education institution in the country according to "the new york times" and numbers provided by university officials. there he is back in college. >>> president obama talked about reducing the violence in football in an interview with the new republic. he also said, i'm a big football fan but have to tell you, if i had a son i'd have to think long and hard before i let him play football. the president will host nba champions, by the way, the miami heat this afternoon. he'll congratulate lebron james and team members on their 2012 season. since we're talking about parties, "snl" did a great spoof of the fun vice president joe biden is having after the inauguration. >> what are you going to do with nacho
with some people who are advisers to michael bloomberg, the mayor of new york, who's been a key gun control advocate and is probably going to emerge as a big s surrogate for the effort going forward. >> phillip rucker, good to see you. thank you. >>> today's tweet of the day. "new york times" assistant managing editor jim roberts. that quote i just mentioned from congressman rick nolan. i'm a hunter, believe in second amendment rights. i don't need an assault weapon to shoot a duck. ly absorbed in l continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. >>> it is the first full week of business for the new congress. and it is making history. nine lawmakers have returned to the house after previously losing re-election battles or retiring from office. that's the highest number of former members to return at the same time in modern history. i'm joined by one of those comeback kids making a return to politics. 32 years after he was first elected, minnesota congressman rick nolan. good to see you, congre
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